Roundtable Identifies Issues

The importance of introducing college as an option to children at the youngest age possible was among issues identified as deserving attention at the recent meeting of the Tarrant County College Roundtable for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Facilitated by Special Assistant to the Chancellor Gary Cumbie, the Roundtable, a group of about 20 persons drawn from all segments of the TCC community, also heard about the progress Interim Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley is making on goals set by TCC’s Board of Trustees.

Knowledge gained over the years at TCC and her experiences from service on various boards have been helpful in her new role, Hadley said. “Never discount any of the experiences you have. They really come in handy when you least expect.”

Attending the first session recently held at Southeast Campus were: Shirley Bishop, South sociology instructor; Becky McDonald, district finance and accounting; Jamie Miller, Trinity River Campus geology instructor; Nikki Pandanganan NW student, Rita L.B. Parson, public relations and marketing; Rafael Perea, Northwest Campus criminal justice training center; Dustin Phillips, South Campus Upward Bound; Cathy Trinh, TR adjunct business professor; Kristin Vandergriff, board member;  Mary Williams, TR student; Amity Womelsdorff, Northeast Campus student development;  and Dolorez Zervakos, SE student.

Other members are Ray Benge and Bonnie Schluter, NE; Stephen Oeffner and Rico Ealy, SO; James Dang, SE; and Victoria Guerrero, Juan Hernadez and Fred Lyons, MOC.

Got an idea to make TCC a better place? Share your ideas with any Roundtable member.